I am “thankful” that I woke up! I can jump up and down, scream and yell, and clap and rejoice in my awareness that I am filled with gratitude and I am brimming with it.
Well I did wake up from the physical sleep this morning. As I took my first few breathes, I felt elated. However, I could not put my finger on the matter of the situation, why I was feeling elated. There is so much going on at all times in my life that often it is hard to separate one emotion from the other and a situation from another situation. Still, nonetheless, I found my heart brimming with pure gratitude.
I am excited, nervous, thrilled and excited how life is unfolding for me. I have no need for me to compare myself with anyone’s experience and neither should anyone need to compare their experience with another because just like our DNA’s we are all having exclusive experiences.
I feel I am thoroughly blessed. What is there not to be thankful about…? Health, Wellness, Wholesomeness, better than many and better than before, Job satisfaction, sense of purpose better than many and better than before, Prosperity, Money and Abundance better than many and better than before, and I am filled with gratitude. There is everything in every aspect of my life to be nothing but grateful about.
Long time ago, one of my mentor said, before you complain about anything in your life, think of those who are a little worse than yourself. It will always shift your perspective from worse to good.
“Be concerned of your wellness, be it physical-emotional-spiritual-mental, but never complain, it could be worse than what you have now.”
Life flashed before me from my mid-teens to this day and date of my life. Why from that point? I don’t know. I had to think about it. I was playful, I still am. I had not much direction in life with respect to career choices, I do now. I was conscientious, I still am. I lived vicariously, now I have my own experiences. I lived mindfully, not right then but it was a beginning. I did not meditate or knew anything about meditation, I do now better than before. Life is still doling out lessons to me and I am going through them one lesson at a time.
I consider myself to live life mostly through a mindful state. Always (85-90%) aware and mindful. Sometimes it just feels good to be a brat. I recognize myself when I am not 100% present with myself.
As I stepped out just a while ago, I was greeted with the gentleness of a cool moist breeze. I was reminded by the shinning Sun rays rising from the eastern sky hitting the trees and other landscape that the divine light still lights up the darkness that surfaces everyday as night. Hustle and bustle of everyday life and the sounds of life were escalating. The thought that populated in my mind was, “Meditate EVERYDAY!” Why was this thought there? Am I not meditative enough? Am I not following the proper protocols of contemplative lifestyle? The answers, were deeper. MEDITATE EVERYDAY, is for me, and is for everyone to have the awareness of a life balanced with meditation. I meditate. I meditate on an ongoing basis. I call it an Active State of Meditation. Each moment of my life, I am pondering about the wondrousness. Perpetually in a state of bliss at all times. Even when life is challenging, when life is fearful, when life has its threats, and when life is total despair, I am meditating and I am one with myself.
So when I say, I am thankful that I woke up, and my life flashed in front of me from my mid-teen years, I am thankful to have initiated a life of mindful living. I am Joy and I am brimming with Joy! What about you? What are you brimming with?
Thoughts I share today carry hope that amidst chaos, you are able to sit and reflect, and pick through the thorns of life, all the roses that are worth your endurance.
Joy Sagar is an Intuitive, Medium, Spiritualist Healer, Reiki Master and a Vedic Astrologer. He is practicing based in Cassadaga, Florida. He is available for in-person consultation or telephone consultations by appointment.